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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Welcoming words to world travelers at new Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport

Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton stands in front of many quotes from NYC’s Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia lining the newly opened LaGuardia Terminal B Arrivals Hall wall during ribbon cutting and terminal tour June 10. Read more…

Friday, June 5, 2020

Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) provide oversight of dogs and cats from international flights. There is a concern over the documentation of some of these animals and concern for their welfare. In many cases these animals have incomplete documentation. If documentation is not received then these animals will be returned to the country of origin at the expense of the airlines. Read more…

Thursday, June 4, 2020

D.O.T. plans No-Fly order against China for passenger flights in U.S.

Trump administration’s D.O.T. plans to block numerous Chinese operated passenger flights from flying into the U.S. from China beginning June16. At JFK alone, there can be daily flights from Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Sichuan, Xiamen and Beijing Capital Airlines which are on the no-fly list. Read more…

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton took to the road on Wednesday May 20 visiting both JFK and Newark Airports taking the opportunity to highlight the economic importance of these airports and seeking $3 billion from Congress in relief funds to offset high losses created by the Coronavirus. Speaking at Terminal 5 with the JFK air traffic control tower and the TWA hotel as a backdrop, Cotton stated,“ I’m here in connection with the announcement of our ask to Washington for federal aid. I am delighted that more than 20 partners of the NYNJ congressional delegation are supporting our request, ” he said. Read more…
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